We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears vs. the San Francisco 49ers.
Are we ready for the Bears/49ers? Is it possible to just put on tape of Mike Singletary vs. Roger Craig instead?
If you were going to pick a star to watch in this game, who would it be? Jordan Howard (rookie), Josh Bellamy (practice squad), Matt Barkley (waiver wire)? Can someone get me an Adrian Amos jersey for Xmas?
The battle for the #2 overall pick is about to kickoff
Once upon a time, today would have been considered “Bear Weather”
The cleat report is on right now. What kind of cleats will the athletes wear?
The Bears are not good enough to be roughing the passer on the first play of the game. C’mon.
Whichever Bear plays well today, I’m going to buy their jersey and wear it all off-season. So a lot on the line.
Eddie Goldman means so much to that front 4. Disruptive
Bears D holds after 49ers holding penalty. We’ll take it. This is why they are 1-10.
would be pretty funny if Bears receivers caught everything in the snow
The Southwest commercial using T.I. song is THE WORST COMMERCIAL IN THE HISTORY OF COMMERCIALS. I’m sad.
Someone needs to tell Matt Barkley that it was third and long. A 4 yd scramble doesn’t get it done there.
Bears D with their 2nd sack. Eddie Goldman is a beast today.
ugly weather ugly game
This has all the makings of a 3-0 game. Both teams can’t move the ball through the air.
Good to see John Timu back on the Bears defense. He’s Mr. December in Chicago.
Jones-Quartey is starting again?!
No Freeman or Trevathan. SF pounding the middle of Bears D
Kap may kneel before the game, but he still has legs to run.
Tracy Porter looked like he got kicked in the head. Down on the field
Tracy Porter would be a huge injury. Has been All Pro this year
Akeem Hicks has been really good early
scoreless through 1…no surprise there
Chip Kelly used to be considered a great coach
0 completions by either team in the first quarter
Good to see Leonard Floyd back on the field
Yeah, but Leonard Floyd is getting schooled on the edge by Kap.
give him a break. The kid was on a stretcher 2 weeks ago
Wow, no passes caught in the 1st quarter. zero completions. Wow.
Love how hard Jordan Howard runs
we have a pass caught!! Cam Meredith. Of course there is a flag. smh
So Bears will punt without a pass completion with 9:18 left in the second quarter.
Special teams looks to be the difference maker in this one. 49ers block a punt, bring it back close to goal line. But 1-10 49ers get excessive celebration penalty and will start at the Bears 19 yard line.
Blocked punt by SF. Draughns is doing it all today
another former Chicago Bears player making plays for other teams
Great open field tackle by HJQ
First completion of the game goes to Vance McDonald with under 8 min to play in 2nd quarter. 4 yard gain, doesn’t get 1st down. 49ers kick field goal to take 3-0 lead.
Update: BOOOOO. We have a completion. Took 22 minutes and 19 seconds.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) December 4, 2016
Bears special teams failing miserably today. Blocked punt, terrible fair catch and now, fumble on kick-off return. 49ers ball deep in Bears territory, again.
Draughn knocked that ball out? Same dude who blocked punt? Baller!
Shaun Draughn makes another play as he strips Deonte Thompson on the kickoff. SF recovers.
can this game get any uglier for the Bears?
Floyd has to contain on that play.
Even when Bears make big stop, they look foolish. McPhee chases down and tackles running back after fake.
2 minute warning. 49ers 3, Bears 0. 49ers will attempt a field goal when we come back.
I don’t think either team wants to win this game.
49ers capitalize off another Bears’ special teams gaffe and lead 6-0.
Fox should submit Bears vs. 49ers for Best Comedy at the Golden Globes.
— Steve Braband (@stevebraband) December 4, 2016
I can see promise with Jordan Howard behind an improved O Line
Bears complete their first pass with under 2 minutes to go in 2nd quarter.
There we go! 3 straight completions including a 28 yarder down the field to Cam Merideth. Bears look to be driving in final minute of 1st half.
The Bears finally let Barkley air it out, and he is making plays. A pass interference call puts the Bears on the 1 yard line.
Touchdown, Jordan Howard!!!!! The Bears take the lead 7-6 heading into halftime. Just like that.
Way to capitalize on the gift PI call! TD Jordan Howard! 7-6 Bears with 31 seconds left in the half.
Bears get ball to start the 2nd half. Will they go back to running or air it out some more?
Jordan Howard limps off field. Big 3rd Down and Barkley throws down sideline to Josh Bellamy who makes a tough catch (after dropping easy one). Bears driving.
Jordan Howard checks back in and scores a 3 yard TD! Bears lead 14-6. Howard’s second touchdown of the game.
Hahah, announcers talking about Chicago pizza. STOP TALKING ABOUT CHICAGO PIZZA.
John Timu breaks up a big pass from Kap to Draughn. Bears force punt. Great start to 2nd half for beleaguered Bears. Can they keep it up?
Right now, I’m either buying a Jordan Howard jersey or maaaaybe, just maaaybe a Jon Timu jersey.
Once the Bears let Matt Barkley throw the ball down the field, he has excelled. The Bears are moving again. Big play to Bellamy.
Josh Bellamy making up for the drops! Another tough catch gets the Bears inside the 10 yard line.
WOW! Walter-like run for Jordan Howard for his 3rd TD of the game! Moved the pile into the end zone. Bears 21, 49ers 6.
The 49ers with a false start. Looking very 1-10 right now.
The Bears interior line playing great. Hicks picks up a sack, 4 overall from Bears D. Force another 49ers punt.
I have no feelings the impact of an empty Soldier Field on the McCaskey's. They got paid.
I feel horrible for the vendors.
— B.A. Bernardoni (@BrianBernardoni) December 4, 2016
C’mon! Bellamy drops a wide open ball that would easily have been six. Feast or famine with this dude.
Deonte Thompson gets PI call. Not a good call, but hurt on play. Looks like hit to head.
Bears get another big run from Jordan Howard to end the 3rd Quarter, driving. 21-6, Bears. Couple more plays and this is a Soldier Field blowout.
Bellamy playing a game today. Both great and terrible.
The one guy who hasn’t been hurt all year, Cody Whitehair, is on the turf grabbing his leg. Not good.
Cody Whitehair down on the field. Trainers looking at his right leg. He limps off on his own power.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) December 4, 2016
‘Josh Sitton isn’t sittin’ anymore’ – Moose. Emmy worthy.
Conor Barth comes on to make a 45 yard field goal to push the lead to 24-6 with just under 13 min to play in 4th quarter.
Wait, did the announcers just say that 24 points was a “season-high” for the Bears offense? Oh my lord.
NEWS! Kaepernick is out, Blaine Gabbert comes in. No word on injury. Just ineffective.
Bears secondary (LeBlanc and Bush) collide away from ball, LeBlanc down on field. Very strange.
Ha, I did. Burned. https://twitter.com/BruceWolfChi/status/805508710038720512
No big deal, but the last time I live-blogged a Bears game for WGN Radio, it was the win against the Lions. So, looks like I might be the x-factor here.
Under 7 min to go, and 49ers driving…slowly. It’s very pre-season vibe.
Drive stalled. 49ers forced to punt. Bears will take over with 5 to go in 4th quarter. Should be game.
Barkley played well today. Could be backup for Deshaun Watson next year?
Leonard Floyd! With just under 2 to go, Floyd sacks Gabbert in endzone. Safety. 2 points. Strong way to end the game. Bears 26, 49ers 6.
Bears end the day with 6 sacks, didn’t give up a touchdown. Good game for Vic Fangio’s defense.
Bears win, 26-6. Could this be the start of a Bears dynasty? We will look back at this game as the game where the Bears started their improbable record-breaking winning streak. 25 in a row. But don’t quote me. Thanks for having me! Listen to Hamp, OB and Koz (and Carm) now on 720AM and listen to The Download this week! Take care!